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Our research focuses on molecular and supramolecular systems with interesting functions, supramolecular chemistry in action, at work, with emphasis on conceptual innovation, the integration of unorthodox interactions, and applications to challenges in nature.
Functions of current interest include catalysis (anion-π interactions, chalcogen bonds), fluorescent probes (mechanochemistry) and cellular uptake (extreme sulfur and selenium chemistry). Click here for application information.
Goujon, A.; Colom, A.; Straková, K.; Mercier, V.; Mahecic, D.; Manley, S.; Sakai, N.; Roux, A.; Matile, S. “Mechanosensitive Fluorescent Probes to Image Membrane Tension in Mitochondria, Endoplasmic Reticulum and Lysosome”,
Laurent, Q.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “The Opening of 1,2-Dithiolanes and 1,2-Diselenolanes: Regioselectivity, Rearrangements, and Consequences for Poly(disulfide)s, Cellular Uptake and Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complexes”,
What's NewDec: Our flipper probes, made to image membrane tension in live cells, are now commercially available.
Oct: Former group member Javier Montenegro won Real Sociedad Española de Química prize. Congratulations!
Sept: Fruitful conference season: Poster awards (Anna-Bea Bornhof, EuCheMS; Rémi Martinent, Fall Meeting Swiss Chemical Society), selection for talks (Heorhii Humeniuk, CURO-π3; Antoine Goujon and Eline Bartolami, EuCheMS; Anna-Bea Bornhof, SCS Fall Meeting), travel award (Anna-Bea Bornhof, Swiss Academy of Sciences).